18 posts tagged "Dior"
As any beauty junkie is well aware, bold lips are back and still going strong—$92.1 million strong, to be exact. According to new market research, women’s love for lipstick can in fact be quantified—and it’s up 11 percent from last year’s numbers. [WWD]
Serge Gainsbourg has emerged as a somewhat unlikely fragrance muse, as the houses of Dior and Guerlain have both chosen the scandalous chanteur’s smoky voice as the backing tracks for new commercials for Miss Dior and Shalimar, respectively. [Telegraph]
While you’ve presumably already seen the Dakota Fanning-fronted ads for Marc Jacobs’ forthcoming Oh, Lola! perfume, Jacobs’ licensing company, Coty Prestige, officially confirmed Ms. Fanning as the new face of the brand—and subsequently released her Juergen Teller-shot campaign—earlier this past weekend. [People]
Mélanie Laurent has already said that as the master of ceremonies for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, she’ll be wearing couture creations from Christian Dior at both the opening and closing events. Today, the Inglourious Basterds star’s ties to the famed French house got a little closer. Dior has just announced that the triple-threat blonde (Laurent acts, directs, and sings, so you know) will be the new face of its Hypnotic Poison fragrance. The print campaign will sadly not debut stateside, but we have a feeling this isn’t the last we’ll see of Laurent in the beauty spokesperson-sphere. Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, watch your backs.
Scarlett Johansson is back in front of the camera again for Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup’s summer color collection. As per usual, she is looking particularly pouty and busty, but this time sporting fuchsia nails, slightly smoked-out eyes, and full brows. [Grazia]
Attention beauty-minded art collectors: Selections from London’s Somerset House’s René Gruau exhibit honoring the famed Dior illustrator’s body of work will be auctioned off at Christie’s London tomorrow. If a vintage drawing of a Dior fragrance flacon would really pull that room together, best to ready your bids now. [Bazaar U.K.]
Naturally minded makeup maven Josie Maran was in the vanguard with her argan oil-infused cosmetics collection, but her biggest green-leaning tip has nothing to do with products. “[Take] your clothes to a natural and organic dry cleaner. It is better if your body doesn’t absorb chemicals from your clothing on a daily basis,” she advises. [T]
Look out for a lot more of the Donald. In addition to a potential bid for the GOP nomination, he has also trademarked a new brand, SUCCESS BY TRUMP, for use in selling “cologne; perfume; fragrances; after-shave lotions; skin moisturizer; shampoo; conditioner; deodorant; soaps for hand, face, and body; body powder; bath oil; bath gel; bath salts; [and] bubble bath.” Be afraid. [Gawker]
Also venturing into his own fragrance endeavor: Karl Lagerfeld. The Kaiser is said to be at work on a new perfume called Paper Passion, which reportedly smells of books and contains a “fatty nuance.” [Bella Sugar]
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I’ve never been much into masks, but I’ve recently been reading about a lot of models and celebrities who swear by them. Are they worth the trouble?
I like masks for my patients because they really help with oiliness and keeping sebum levels in equilibrium. Are they absolutely necessary? No. But they can be helpful. All masks have different components in them. If you have acne, you want something that’s drying—like a little bit of salicylic acid or sulfur. If you have dry skin, you want something with hydrating agents—like lanolin. As far as frequency is concerned, I like patients masking three to five times a week if they’re oily. If you’re dry you can mask every day. I actually helped develop Dior’s new Hydralife Mask, which has Aquaporine technology that keeps moisture circulating intracellularly for 24 hours. At the office, we recommend Prosana’s Caviar Collagen mask for moisture and Skinceuticals Biomedic mask or La Roche-Posay Effaclar for clarifying.
New York-based Dr. Neil SadickDr. Neil Sadick, MD, FAAD, FAACS, FACP, FACPh, is a clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, the President of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, as well as the Global Medical Adviser for Christian Dior Beauty, specializing in dermatology, cosmetic surgery, internal medicine, and hair transplantation. His newly launched skincare collection, Park Avenue Prescription, will make its nationwide debut at Sephora in July.
Leighton Meester has had a big beauty year. The Gossip Girl not only nabbed an Herbal Essences spokesperson gig but also was recently shot by Carter Smith for Vera Wang’s upcoming women’s fragrance. She killed it on the Country Strong red carpet last night—somebody get this girl a makeup contract stat! Sporting a multi-colored Dior minidress, Meester chose a light pink cream blush and a highly glossy red lipstick for the occasion, which happens to look a lot like our crimson bullet of choice, Dior Rouge in Fiery—a discontinued shade that’s been reimagined as Rouge Dior in Blazing. Also of note is her gold pedicure, a festive, albeit muted color that’s really the only shade she could have worn with those mega Pierre Hardy wedges (anyone who thought those shoes were meant only for marveling at but not for wearing stood corrected last night). Gwyneth, eat your heart out. What do you think about her look?